RAS/MP2M Master is a simple utility designed to help you unpack the files included in RAS archives. The program can also help you in creating RAS or MP2M archives for your projects.
The RAS format is used by the Remedy Entertainment developers to pack the resources used in the Max Payne 2 game. In order to create the RAS archives, the programmers used the RASMaker2 command line utility that can quickly add or extract the specified resources.
If you need to work with the game files in order to create mods or extract certain images, sprites or sounds, the RAS/MP2M Master is the right tool for the job. It is a graphical interface that provides access to most of the commands available in RASMaker2.
The package includes the command line utility which enables you to enter the commands in the Command Prompt window if you prefer to use the console. However, the GUI does the job just as quickly and can be useful for the casual users who are not accustomed with typing commands.
The interface of the program is simple and allows you to browse the content of the archive by simply selecting its location on the hard drive. Unfortunately, it lacks the ability to extract or preview a specific file which can be useful for examining a single item.
You can also use this tool to extract all the files to a folder and to create a new archive by selecting the directory that contains the resources. Although RAS/MP2M Master does not include a documentation, the interface is straightforward and easy to understand without prior experience.
In our test, the application successfully created and unpacked RAS and MP2M files with insignificant impact on the computer usage. The output is created almost instantly which makes RAS/MP2M Master an efficient tool for anyone that needs to work with Max Payne 2 game files.